This site is sponsored by First Mennonite Church, Kelowna, B.C.
Mennonites descend directly from the Radical Reform of the Sixteenth Century. They became known as Anabaptists (Rebaptizers).
Concurrently with the emergence of the Protestant movement, led principally by Martin Luther in Germany and Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, breaking ties with the Roman Catholic Church in an effort to repudiate some doctrines and practices that they saw to deviate from biblical teachings, these radical reformers sought to restore the church to its New Testament beginnings.
The Anabaptists believed in the church as a community of believers, the priesthood of believers, adult baptism upon confession of personal faith in Jesus Christ, and God’s call to all believers to follow Christ’s example sharing His love, making peace and serving others.
It is our belief that Anabaptist values have much to offer contemporary society. Their understandings of God’s role in human relations can help individuals, communities and nations make this world a better place. To that end we as a church desire to share the Anabaptist vision through telling our stories, some taken from history, others happening now in the present.